Buckwheat can be a healthy choice as it is a whole grain and a good source of nutrients. It is gluten-free, which makes it a suitable alternative for people with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease. Buckwheat is rich in fiber, protein, and minerals such as magnesium, zinc, and manganese. It also contains antioxidants, which may have potential health benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
Additionally, Buckwheat has a low glycemic index, which means it doesn’t cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels and may be beneficial for people with diabetes.
However, it’s also important to note that consuming buckwheat in moderation, as part of a balanced diet, is the key to reaping its potential health benefits. Also, if you are sensitive to FODMAPS, it could cause some discomfort.
To cook buckwheat, you will need:
1 cup of buckwheat groats (rinsed and drained)
2 cups of water or broth
In a medium pot, bring water or broth to a boil.
Add the rinsed and drained buckwheat groats to the pot.
Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pot with a lid.
Cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the buckwheat is tender and the water has been absorbed.
Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes with the lid on.
Fluff with a fork and serve.
You can also add salt, butter or oil for taste. You can also use broth instead of water for more flavor.